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Cut Throat

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Quincy Underwood is a well known local celebrity in his hood. He's street smart, handsome, and the talented lead vocalist for Taboo, the hottest Neo Soul R&B band on the East Coast. Quincy's deepest desire is to live the lifestyle that he knows he deserves: a life of luxury far removed from the concrete jungle and poverty he was raised in.

However, Raymond James, drug lord and owner of the Melody Room, the largest night club in the city, has other plans for Q. There's no way...

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Overview

Quincy Underwood is a well known local celebrity in his hood. He's street smart, handsome, and the talented lead vocalist for Taboo, the hottest Neo Soul R&B band on the East Coast. Quincy's deepest desire is to live the lifestyle that he knows he deserves: a life of luxury far removed from the concrete jungle and poverty he was raised in.

However, Raymond James, drug lord and owner of the Melody Room, the largest night club in the city, has other plans for Q. There's no way he is going to allow his number one legal money-maker to slip out of his grasp.

Antoinette Sweet, wife of the owner of the notorious Cut Throat Records, is sexy, beautiful, extremely rich and has the ability to make all of Quincy-s dreams a reality. All he has to do is sign a contract with Cut Throat. But what price will he have to pay for his dream to become a reality?

Quincy is caught in the middle of a life and death struggle between two drug dealers, a passionate love affair and an FBI investigation that could land him in federal prison for the rest of his life, or worse, in a body bag. Ride with Quincy through the gritty streets of N.E. Washington D.C. as he fights to regain control of his life, and sing in his own key.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979951732
  • Publisher: Triple Crown Productions
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,019,197
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

K. Roland Williams Jr. was born in the housing projects of Pittsburgh, PA's ?Hill District.? His passion for writing began as a young adult and was nurtured throughout life's experiences. Cut Throat is K. Roland Williams? debut novel, which is told from the author's familiarity as the co-owner of a nightclub while simultaneously trying to break into the music industry. K. Roland Williams is the father of two and resides in Frederick, MD where he is working on his next full-length novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Just OK

    Just OK.. but something just wasnt there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was different than most I have read. The fact that it takes place in the music world was a nice change from the average street lit material. I work at a book store so again this action packed novel was refreshing. It reads more like a screen play destined for a movie than a standard book. Good read-too short though. I wanted it to last a little longer, but all in all I enjoyed it enough to recommend it to several friends who liked it as well. Very well done!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    Cut Throat introduces, Quincy Underwood a well known local celebrity in the streets of Washington, DC. He's the lead vocalist for Taboo, the hottest Neo Soul R&B band and serious eye candy. Quincy biggest dream is to live amongst the rich and famous and obtain all the finest things that he desires. Raymond James is the owner of the Melody Room, one the hottest night clubs in the city and on the side one of the biggest drug dealers. He has been holding on to Quincy with a tight lease. Quincy and his band bring in so much legal money that he will not allow them to slip away. So when Antoinette Sweet, wife of the owner of Cut Throat Records, comes sniffing around he is ready for a war. Antoinette Sweet is beautiful, smart, and capable of making men do what she wants them to do. She offers Quincy a contract with Cut Throat but at what price? Cut Throat was well written and a great plot. It will take you on an adventurous ride of sex, lies, betrayal, deceit, and murder. All the recipes to make a fine novel. K. Roland Williams did a dynamic job in writing this book. There was not a dull moment. I enjoyed all the twist and turns through out the book and that it was packed with drama. Five star reviewed by Mskiki of Real Divas of Literature

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    Well written

    Cut Throat is a contemporary urban fiction that should be amongst the reads on your bookshelf. Its a story of a musician Quincy, who is the lead singer of the group Taboo is trying to make it big in the music industry. In the midst of getting his big break there are obstacles that gets in his way that Quincy has to fight to overcome between Raymond James a drug lord and nightclub owner of the Melody Room, and Antionette Sweet the wife of the owner of Cut Throat Records. What price is is Quincy willing to pay to make his dream to become reality. This being the first novel I've read from K. Roland Williams, it was well written and very descriptive. Its a must read for all genres. I'm looking forward to reading more writings from Mr. Williams..... Tangerine Reader's Paradise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    Non stop page turner

    This much anticipated novel is hot and full of action, deception, greed and steamy sex scenes. This shows the secret life of hustling in the music industry with the Feds being hot on the trail to bring down the organization.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    Young Adult/Urban Fiction

    Cut throat is about being an opportunist. An opportunist means one who takes advantage of an opportunity to achieve an end and have no regards in what has happened. Quincy aka Q is definitely an opportunist. He is offered a couple of opportunities that is base around what he loves most that his music and his ability to sing. He is the lead singer of Taboo one of the smoothest sounding bands in the Washington D.C. area. He didn¿t become the lead singer of the group because he wanted to but because he was chosen my Ray. Ray is one of the most prominent drug dealers in DC and he was also the owner of his own club called the Mambo Room. Ray wants to be the next Sean P. Diddy Combs and if he can help it Q will be his opportunity to get there. There is always a bump in the road that doesn¿t want you to get to where you are going. Ray comes to learn his bump as Cut Throat Records or the Sweets. Victor Sweet is in charge of Cut Throat Records and Antoinette is his better half who wants to be richer then what Victor will ever be. Antoinette considered herself like a talent scout for Cut Throat and was always out and about at the clubs looking for the next big thing. Antoinette saw the next big thing right under her nose and she wanted him to be hers by any means necessary. In the beginning of reading the urban fiction novel I had a very hard time following along. I had to go back and start reading the book twice. The first night I went to read it and I got so frustrated that I fell asleep. Cut Throat did not actually grab my attention until I got around the 8th chapter and that is when I realized that it was going to be a good read after all. I guess like all books we have to work our way up to the good part and I did eventually find it in Cut Throat. I did agree on what Mr. Williams was pointing out as far as friendship and what it¿s like for the music world. If you think about it what I am about to say goes together. You don¿t know who you¿re friends are or who has your interest at hand, but remember this. The notorious one in Cut Throat an urban fiction written by K. Roland Williams did it his way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    A Crew Of Cut Throats (token)

    K. Roland Williams delivers an entertaining story with his new novel, Cut Throat. Quincy a young, smart, handsome, talented singer, and in the hood limelight from the city of D.C., wants nothing more to just sing. However, his deepest nightmares begin when he talks to the devil himself Raymond James an outright gangster and drug lord who only have love for his club The Melody Room, and racking in the money and getting it by any means necessary is his motto. Antoinette Sweet the diva herself, the wife of Victor Sweet the Ceo of the largest and most prominent recording company of Cut Throat Records also wants to make a sweet deal with Quincy and make all his dreams come true, unfortunately for Antoinette her husband Victor is in control of all decisions and has a major obsession of keeping control of every aspect of Antoinette's life, but unknown to Quincy, Raymond, and Victor, Antoinette have a secret agenda of her own and won't stop at nothing to make sure everything goes her way. The band and the friends of Quincy is starting to play a different tune and everyone is not on the same beat. Things start getting out of control and fireworks erupt as Quincy tries to take back control of his own life, but the cost to do this are far more than he imagined as Quincy learns success comes with a price. Cut Throat title is symbolic in meaning and the story has more deceit and backstabbing than one could imagine. Very creative and intriguing, Cut Throat keeps the reader attention and doesn't disappoint. This was an excellent read with drama, deceit, creativity, livid characters, and a well written plot. Williams draws and guides the reader in with emotions evoking laughter and heart-pounding drama. There's also alot of twist and turns, but the reader will not be able to predict the next move. Readers that enjoy non-stop drama, suspense, deceit, and lies will be satisfied with Cut Throat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    A Street Lit Classic

    Cut Throat is a fast-paced, action packed novel that makes you feel as though you're watching a movie. I could clearly see Quincy on the run, trying to chase his dreams. The only thing I couldn't decide was whether I liked or disliked Quincy. On one hand, he was willing to do whatever he could to get what he wanted, but, was he too selfish? Decide for yourself...a must-read.

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